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Gwyneth Paltrow Says Comparison To Fellow Lifestyle Guru Wannabes Blake Lively & Reese Witherspoon Is “Sexist”

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It’s totally one of my fav things EVER when Gwyneth Paltrow tries to play the oppressed martyr. Poor rich me, with my $400 hand towels and my $300 a week eating plan! No one knows my pain! It’s really brilliant to witness. Her latest foray into bitching about just how done wrong she is came during an interview with TIME Magazine, in which she was asked her thoughts on the sites launched by fellow lifestyle gurus like Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba and Blake Lively. Now, this is a pretty natural question to ask, given that Goopy here was the first one to start the whole ‘rich white actress telling people how to live their lives’ trend years back. But what does Gwyneth think? MISOGYNY!

There are several sites started by successful actresses. Do you look at these sites?

This is a very interesting question, because I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line. I’m fascinated how the media in particular are so confounded by entrepreneurial women doing something outside of their box. Jessica [Alba], especially, who’s a friend of mine—our businesses could not be more different. There’s not a lifestyle piece to her business. The fundamentals of our sites are very different. Reese launched—our businesses have similarities, but hers has retail. People are grasping at straws to tie us together and I get it, because it makes a good story, but I’m slightly offended by this sort of generalization that happens with myself and Jessica and Reese and Blake. Yes, there are similarities. But there aren’t stories in TIME written saying, “Wow, look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, who did x, y, and z!”

This isn’t an original observation, though, that there are various actresses whose sites launched within a short span of time.

I wrestle with it. I feel there’s something slightly misogynistic about it. This is a common theme. I think Reese and Jessica and I—I don’t know Blake Lively, and I don’t know if Jessica and Reese know each other—I’m friends with both of them and I speak to both of them and I want to do everything I can to support their businesses. I’m not articulating it well, because I haven’t completely worked out what it is, but I feel very proud when Jessica was on the cover of Forbes. I think that’s amazing. You can quantitatively say, “Look what she’s done, she’s been able to conceive of a business and scale it to that size, in that amount of time.” But we have such different businesses.

I mean, the bullshit here is off the charts. While I agree that Jessica’s business isn’t really anything like Goop, both Preserve and Draper James are basically carbon copies with their own regional schtick added on. It’s natural to make the comparison, given that they’re all from very privileged backgrounds, peddling “artisan” shite that no one needs. That’s not sexism, that’s just having two eyes and a working brain.

Get over yourself, Gwyneth.

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Jessica Alba May Quit Acting Forever

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This may come as a huge shock to you, and I don’t want you to start panicking yet, but guys… Jessica Alba may quit acting altogether. I know some of you may be asking an ever-important question: When did Jessica Alba START acting? I don’t know, either. But I do know she’s constantly thinking of walking away from the biz to be the entrepreneur she was born to be at the Honest Company.

From Hello!:

“It’s tempting to leave acting completely? and focus on my company,” Jessica admitted. “It’s definitely more fulfilling. And when I put my time into it, I feel like I’m doing something that’s productive and there’s a real outcome.? With entertainment, I feel like you’re just throwing stuff against the wall and you don’t know if anyone’s going to see it.”

I guess maybe it’s for the best, given that she’s “so insecure” and all. An insecure person doesn’t need to be in the public eye. Then again, I bet she’d miss doing all those bikini shoots… so what’s a girl to do?

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Jessica Alba is whining about how insecure she is again

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I really just need Jessica Alba to stop. Every single interview she gives lately is about how insecure she used to be and how she’s still insecure and how sure, objectively she’s really hot and also filthy rich, she still feels lesser-than sometimes because boo hoo, life is hard.

Jessica stopped by The Meredith Vieira Show on Wednesday to go on and on about the same old shit (via US Weekly):

“My teens and my 20s I just wasn’t sure of myself and I was always kind of insecure and I always felt I needed to apologize for myself,” the brunette told the talk show host. “After I became, first of all, 30 and being a mom of two, I just sort of came into myself as a woman and now I have a company,” Alba said of daughters Honor, 6, and Haven, 3.

The Honest Company co-founder, 33, explained her lack of education also hindered her confidence. “I was always also insecure about not going to college and I always felt I wasn’t smart enough,” she added. “I feel better now especially after 30, it’s crazy what happens.”

I don’t doubt that Jessica Alba sometimes feels insecure. We all do – we’re human beings, and it’s especially hard as a woman, which doesn’t even take into account being a woman in the public eye. However, the way she goes on about it, you’d think she’s persecuted on a daily basis and called fat and ugly and a million other things. She’s just about to be a billionaire and is constantly told how hot she is. Something just doesn’t add up. That’s not to say, of course, that people who are praised for their looks by others have to internalize that or get all their self-esteem from that, but I kinda feel like she just has nothing else to talk about, nothing else that makes her seem interesting, so she resorts to this pity party shit. Sorry, I’m just not feeling it.

Jessica Alba was “pissed off” about turning 30

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Jessica Alba seems… sometimes not all that smart. I don’t know why I get that impression, I just do – probably largely because she says shit like what she came up with in a new interview with Marie Claire UK. You see, Jessica was “pretty pissed off” about turning 30 and really struggled with it because she thought she couldn’t “party like a rockstar” anymore or something? I don’t know, it doesn’t make sense to me either.

“I was pretty pissed off. I don’t know why it was so hard, it just was,” she tells Marie Claire UK. “I was pregnant first of all, and I really wanted to party like a rock star! I didn’t even know I cared about my 20s until I turned 30.”

Despite the 30 life crisis, Alba admits that she is more comfortable in her own skin and has a newfound confidence that she didn’t have in her 20s. “I feel like I look better now. I think I came into my own physically in my 30s, even when I’d had kids,” she says.“ I feel more like a woman, with not such a girl face-I had such chubby cheeks”.

Yes, Jessica Alba – I know you had SUCH chubby cheeks. What a fat cow you were! I’m rolling my eyes here – it’s such bullshit. I love how she can spend one interview talking about how she knows she’s really good looking and the next talking about how difficult it was to feel comfortable with herself.

Also, life doesn’t stop when you’re 30. It’s just another year, can you get a grip? BYE, GIRL.

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Bikini-clad Jessica Alba says life isn’t all about appearances

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Jessica Alba spends most of her personal and professional life in some state of undress, and good for her – she’s a beautiful woman and looks great. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, and all that. She does some movies here and there, as well, but if you asked most people what they think of when they think of Jessica Alba, I guarantee you her looks are going to be mentioned first, in some sense.

In a new interview with Maxim (via US Weekly), Jessica says that yeah, she might be hot, but she is more than just her appearance and she worked damn hard to become the woman she is today.

“If you put your whole identity behind this business, it’s brutal,” she told the mag. “It chews you up and spits you out; it spits out a lot of people.”

Alba reflected on how her journey in Hollywood was “so personal,” adding that she didn’t want to discuss it in detail. “But I definitely feel like I tackled something and came out the other side,” Cash Warren’s wife explained. “Everything that led up to all this was worth it. I’m really comfortable in my own skin, and I’m not apologizing for myself.”

Well, good for her? I wouldn’t apologize for being beautiful, either. Has anyone seriously ever asked her to, anyway? I don’t really get the context of that mini-rant (the entire interview hasn’t been published yet), but clearly she’s having some serious feelings about Hollywood.

I generally find Jessica Alba to be pretty innocuous. She doesn’t have much talent and you could take her or leave her from the business, but she’s not doing anyone any harm, so it’s whatever.

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Farrah Abraham wants Sandra Bullock to star in the film adaptation of her erotica book

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Thankfully, no one was dumb enough to give Farrah Abraham‘s shitty porn bio erotica novel a film version, but she did recently say that she’d love Sandra Bullock to star in it if she ever did do it. LOL, dream big, girl! But listen, Farrah’s not totally unrealistic – she’ll settle for Jessica Alba if Sandy’s too busy.

From US Weekly:

“I’m not going to do a movie with this, so many people are obsessed with that idea, I think I’ve done, myself, enough TV, and me, obviously I would never be in a video or a movie of my book because that would be crazy,” she tells Us. “I mean, I guess I could – didn’t the Wolf On Wall Street guy kind of do it? Even though, it was such a different story and it was kind of absurd when like the plane goes down in the ocean, and I was like what?”

“I want to have like other awesome actresses and actors,” she continued. “Jessica Alba…Or like, who knows? Sandra Bullock is like really good, too. When you’re an actress you can play any age.”

I love that she claims “so many people” are obsessed with the idea. How delusional can she be? Poor Sandra Bullock. To even have her name uttered out of Farrah’s mouth must be devastating.

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Jessica Alba doesn’t want her grandparents to see her boobs

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I feel like I’ve never seen Jessica Alba in a single movie, though I know she’s done them, obviously. Nowadays, she’s mostly just carting the kids around, or stepping out in something way too fashionable just to get papped being fabulous. She’s generally harmless, but there’s not much going on there (in my mind) – which is not to say I don’t like her, I just don’t generally notice her. Well, the acting thing is still her first love, so that’s what we should be talking about here – particularly, the fact that she has a nudity clause so that her grandparents will never be subject to seeing her bare breasts.

From Glamour:

“I don’t want my grandparents to see my boobs. That’s it. It would be weird at Christmas. And, I mean, really, if you look at the movies I have done, getting naked would never ‘elevate’ the picture.”

True that – at least she realizes that! Gratuitous nudity is just so overdone and isn’t shocking or provocative anymore – and certainly isn’t necessary in movies like (let me IMDB this…) Spy Kids and Little Fockers.

In any case, Jessica also shared her thoughts on feminism:

“Where I was from, you had to answer to a man if he was the breadwinner. My mom told me that didn’t need to be the case for me—I didn’t need to rely on a man. She taught me how to hustle. I was determined to be financially independent. So I started making my own money when I was 12 [with acting]. That was freedom.”

Get it, girl. There’s no better feeling than making your own money and doing your own thing. I’m into it!

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